Biographical Sketch of William Henry Barg

Few of the San Mateo county offices have a better reputation for efficiency than the office of County Recorder William Barg. His system, modern and up-to-date in every respect, is known through the bay regions as a model of its kind.

Mr. Barg is the son of one of Redwood’s best known and highly respected citizens and is himself well known throughout the county.

When the Supervisors elected him to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Harold O. Heiner, Mr. Barg’s agreeable personality, accommodating manners and ability to carry on the work of his office, soon made him one of San Mateo county’s most popular officials.

William Henry Barg was born in Hollister, California, on September 17, 1882. He received his primary and preparatory education in the public schools of San Francisco. He completed his education at the Sacred Heart College.

Having specialized in accountancy and bookkeeping while in college, Mr. Barg followed this line of work after leaving school. He held many positions and was connected with many firms, gaining a wide experience in his chosen line of work. Mr. Barg had a responsible position with one of the largest firms on the coast, when he resigned to become County Recorder.

Mr. Barg is well known for his interest in the “national game.” Back in 1905-6-7-8 and 9 he was a familiar figure upon the local diamond. From 1908 to 1909 he managed the Redwood Team; and they used to have from 1200 to 1500 people at the games when San Mateo and Redwood City crossed bats.

Barg is a member of the Elks and the Native Sons.


Alexander, Philip W.; Hamm, Charles P. History of San Mateo County from the Earliest Times: With a Description of Its Resources and Advantages: and the Biographies of Its Representative Men. San Mateo County, California: Press of Burlingame Publishing Company. 1916.

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